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Date: Time Period: circa 1959
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20542
Description: Lisa Stewart describes her family being one of only two African American families in the congregation at St. John's Lutheran Church, but feeling accepted and part of the community.
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20536
Description: Ms. Tirado has not considered leaving her neighborhood. She likes where she lives with her sister and mother because it is safe, has good transportation, hospitals-particularly New York Hospital, and ... More
Date: Time Period: 1947 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20500
Description: Wally Rosenthal remarks that growing up, his neighbors were largely of European descent. He considers the integration of Christian and Jewish families significant in the neighborhood since at the time ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20623
Description: Mr. Vilensky describes getting an apartment in Woodside in 1946, through his sister-in-law's father who worked in the building. It was 3-room apartment rented for $53 a month. He then bought a house i ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20581
Description: Jenny Verano came to Queens from Colombia in 1964 and moved to Woodside 43 years ago. Abe Vilensky first moved to Woodside around 1946, subsequently moved to Bayside to raise his kids, and returned to ... More
Date: Time Period: 1943 - 2011
Subject: Dwellings | Families
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20510
Description: Marilyn Reichstein describes the exterior and interior of her childhood home, which still stands today. Her grandmother lived on the third floor and six people shared one bathroom.
Date: Time Period: 1920 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20570
Description: Looking forward to her 95th birthday in August, 2011, Gertrude McDonald shares some memories from a lifetime of activity in Sunnyside, Queens. She moved as a little girl in 1923 to one of the first la ... More
Date: Time Period: 1920s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20470
Description: In 1923, Mrs. McDonald's family moved to Sunnyside from Yorkville where most of the apartments were cold water flats. In this clip, she describes living in those old cold water flats. Her family's Sun ... More
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